USC dropped to .500 in 2021 with a 42-26 loss to Utah last week and will take on one of the nation's best teams this weekend. No. 13 Notre Dame (5-1) will host the Trojans on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. The Fighting Irish are listed as 7.5-point favorites in the latest USC vs. Notre Dame odds at Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total points is 59. (See the latest college football lines for all of this week's games on our college football odds page.) Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
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The model knows that USC has one of the most dynamic wide receivers in the FBS. Trojans star Drake London ranks second in receptions (64) and fourth in receiving yards (832). He's caught five touchdowns, and only one player can top his average of 138.7 receiving yards per game. The model also knows that Notre Dame's secondary excels at securing takeaways. The Fighting Irish have notched 10 interceptions on the year.
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